Job Detail

Organization: East View Geospatial
Title: Director of Operations
Location: Minneapolis, MN USA

Posted: 2021-04-14
Application Deadline: 2021-05-31

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Are you looking for a challenging leadership role in a stimulating and collaborative geographic information (GIS) environment? For over 25 years, our strategy is to be the leading knowledge center for the world’s maps and geospatial data. From academics to individual explorers, risk assessors to software integrators, East View Geospatial is the trusted source for authoritative and accurate cartographic products.

East View Geospatial (EVG) sells professionally sourced and customized maps, charts and geospatial data from global sources in all categories: topographic, 3D, DEM, GIS, vector, nautical, aeronautical, geological, scientific, and imagery. Our in-house cartographic production team builds products to exacting standards and creates its own series using a variety of authoritative data to combine and fit any demand. See for details

The Director of Operations will manage a team of 8 staff to ensure sustainable EVG performance and organizational development of EVG Operations department to source, analyze and produce geospatial data.

Key Responsibilities:

Define, implement and revise operational policies and guidelines for East View Geospatial
Establish quantitative and qualitative metrics, guidelines, and reports by which EVG’s efficiency and effectiveness can be evaluated; identify opportunities for improvement.
Plan, direct, monitor, and forecast budgets and cost of sales in each sub-unit to achieve financial objectives
Manage GeoData staff; and procurement/public relation liaison with field agents.
Manage platforms and how they inform the operations business’ success:
-metadata library
-metadata/customer/subscription dashboard
-internal ERP for orders, fulfillment, POs
-metadata tool for creating library-quality records
Review “Approval Plans” (including research and pricing) for major academic, public or federal libraries to ensure proper pricing, execution, and orders fulfillment
Assist CEO to fulfill business development initiatives and opportunities; and ensure highest level of satisfaction of EVG customers and partners
Develop and deepen procurement & publisher relationships; and rights and permissions
Draft and execute necessary contracts and agreements (rights, permissions, royalties)
Intercompany cooperation across orgs to promote inter-company products and services

Key Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in business, GIS, or work equivalent
5+ years in a leadership role, preferably in GIS
Must have thorough understanding of business and finance practices, theories, and policies involved in running an Operations unit
Experience in GIS, maps, publishing helpful but not required
Leadership: Must have proven ability to manage timelines and budgets; possess excellent analytical, decision-making, and problem-solving skills; possess superior verbal and written communication, as well as diplomacy and interpersonal skills.

Workplace Details

This is an onsite position located in Minneapolis, Minnesota
This role will require 10% domestic and international travel
We are practicing COVID-19 safe workplace practices, including masks, hygiene protocols, and social distancing.

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